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Urban Problem Bigger Than Detroit

old progrmr2 Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 12:06 PM
Having lived in and about Detroit for about 35+ years (no longer), the scary thing is......... If Kwame Kilpatrick was left out of jail and ran for mayor again, he would be re-elected in a landslide. Poor Dave Bing did not have a chance in the face of a City Council made up of second generation, corrupt black politicians who have controlled the city since the days of "King" Coleman Young, the crook who initiated the destruction of the once vibrant city. Look at most of the African countries, released from colonialism and then "governed" by decades of corrupt, and sometimes ignorant blacks. Look at the facts, intelligent analysis can yield ONLY a single TRUTH. All the irrational claims of racism cannot hide the FACTS.
mulbery Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 12:16 PM
I can't disagree with you. But the situation won't get better by replaying the blame game. These people need help. They are scared. Face it, their lives are in danger, without enough services and policemen. And that includes children who live there. Lets hope that the process works.
restoreliberty Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 12:55 PM
gee and to think, they could just pack up their bags and go to where jobs are instead of sitting around and waiting on the rest of the nation to slide a city bailout their way, of course they would still be in fear, their lives would still be in danger, and their prospects for prosperity would still be nil because the corrupt politicians, unions, and hand-out groups would devour any such bailout

but feel free to express all the useless sympathy that makes you feel better but which accomplishes nothing
RVN70USMC Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 12:57 PM
How can their lives be in danger. They live in a liberal utopia. Liberal leaders, liberal voters, and liberal policies. They got what the wanted and voted for. Now, everyone else should bail out these ignorant jackwagons? Methinks not.

We are now hearing the usual voices of protest in Detroit in the wake of Michigan governor Rick Snyder appointing an outside expert to take over financial management of the near-bankrupt city.

Detroit is the largest city in American history to be seized in this fashion and turned over to an outside manager.

Reported deficit of the city is $327 million dollars and long-term liabilities are in the range of $14 billion.

But no matter to the unions, politicians, and bureaucrats who have been at the helm for years as the city has spiraled into the depths of the black hole...